Homecoming Week features spirit days, crowning of homecoming queen, district football game

Shelby Young, Lufkin High School Student Media

Seniors on Lufkin High School’s 2020 homecoming court removed their masks for a quick group photo. They include (front row) Kennedy Tinajero, Gabriela Olalde, America Diaz, Ki’Mya Hageon, (back row) Ke’Andria Hooper, Victoria Concha, Blayre Brent and Mia Lila. (Photo by SEAN DUPRE/Lufkin ISD)


Students look forward to homecoming every year. Although this year may look a little different, the homecoming game will still have the same Friday night feeling.

The Lufkin Panthers varsity football team will face New Caney High School in a district game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on John Outlaw Memorial Field in Abe Martin Stadium. Homecoming ceremonies will be held before the game.

Members of the senior homecoming court — including Blayre Brent, Victoria Concha, America Diaz, Ki’Mya Hageon, Ke’Andria Hooper, Mia Lila, Gabriela Odalde and Kennedy Tinajero — said they are excited, but that it is bittersweet knowing that this will be their last high school homecoming.

Juniors on Lufkin High School’s 2020 homecoming court include Kelby Coutee, Izabella Morales, Enia Branch and Lom Bonilla. (Photo by SEAN DUPRE/Lufkin ISD)

Junior homecoming court members include Lom Bonilla, Enia Branch, Kelby Coutee and Izabella Morales.

Sophomores on Lufkin High School’s 2020 homecoming court include Libby Flores, Analicia Enriquez, Mireya Soto and Ashley Silva. (Photo by SEAN DUPRE/Lufkin ISD)

Sophomore homecoming court members include Analicia Enriquez, Libby Flores, Ashley Silva and Mireya Soto.

Freshmen on Lufkin High School’s 2020 homecoming court include Natalie Limon, Charlotte Deaton, Nina Lopez and Danica Barrera. (Photo by SEAN DUPRE/Lufkin ISD)

Freshman homecoming court members include Danica Barrera, Charlotte Deaton, Natalie Limon and Nina Lopez.

Many events will be happening during and before the football game. The homecoming queen will be announced during the pre-game ceremony.

The Panther Pride drill team, the Panther Band, the Majorettes and the varsity cheerleaders will perform at halftime.

A homecoming pep rally is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Abe Martin Stadium. The Panther Pride and JV Drill, the band, the Majorettes and the LHS cheerleaders all are expected to perform during the pep rally, and the homecoming court will be introduced.

Homecoming Spirit Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 26. It includes Marvel Monday (superheroes), Twinning Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Class Colors Friday.